From the Editor - January 2022

These works of fiction and nonfiction — all centering Black lives and reflecting a variety of perspectives and lived experiences — are excellent choices for Black History Month (and all year long!), to “augment and enrich the image libraries people carry in their hearts” per Christopher Myers in “Young Dreamers.” See also “More Than a Footnote: Challenges for BIPOC Nonfiction Authors” by Carole Boston Weatherford; “AfroLatin@ Children’s Literature, Education, and the Black Diaspora” by William García-Medina; “Enriching the ‘image libraries’” on the Horn Book’s Family Reading blog; and the Black History Month tag on And tune in next Monday, January 24, at 8 a.m. CST (9 a.m. EST) for the 2022 Coretta Scott King Book Awards announcement, along with the Newbery, Caldecott, Belpré, and other Youth Media Awards.

From the January 2022 issue of Notes from the Horn Book.

Elissa Gershowitz

Elissa Gershowitz is acting editor in chief / executive editor of The Horn Book, Inc. She holds an MA from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons University and a BA from Oberlin College.

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